September 19, 2014

NEW YORK – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has approved a redevelopment of Greenville Yard in New Jersey that will include a new ExpressRail facility, the fourth of its type to be ... Read more
HOUSTON – Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority says it will be unable to open two new light rail lines this year as had been planned, the Houston Chronicle reports. The agency&rsq... Read more
CN - Jeff Robertson
MONTREAL – Canadian National has recognized 11 of its intermodal customers for their sustainability practices that are aligned with the objectives of the CN EcoConnexions program. Under the CN ... Read more
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ORLANDO – Ridership on the new SunRail commute train service fell by 13 percent in August, as officials are discussing whether to extend system hours to weekends and later at night. The wee... Read more
CUMBERLAND, Md. – For the second year, the Cumberland-based Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is gearing up for its Steel Wheels Festival, Sept. 26-28. The weekend event will include a wide range... Read more
TUCSON, Ariz. – The soggy remains of hurricane Odile continue moving east after soaking parts of the Southwest with no reports of the major damage Class I and shortline railroads feared. On Fri... Read more
UP - Matthew Griffin
PARSONS, Kan. – Union Pacific has started an $18 million track project between Paola and Parsons. The project began Sept. 16 and will conclude by mid-December. The railroad will replace 77,000 ... Read more
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SHOREVIEW, Minn. – Judy Sandberg, a key figure in the Friends of the 261 that operates Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No. 261 and the mother of the Friends Chief Operating Officer Steve Sandberg, died Sep... Read more
The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society will initiate a $3 increase in individual dues, raising the annual rate to $35 for 2015. The board of directors has authorized the increase following a ... Read more
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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – Officials expect a decision soon from federal regulators regarding plans for upgrading more than 100 miles of Louisville & Indiana Railroad track. The proposal from L&... Read more
STRASBURG, Pa. – A new museum director has been named at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, effective Oct. 6. Jeffrey Bliemeister, who has over 25 years of experience in the museum field and w... Read more
MBTA Jonelle DeFelice
BOSTON – Keolis Commuter Services has completed the cleaning of all Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority passenger cars operating from Boston’s North Station. Cars operating out of S... Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars for its Muni transit system at a value of $648... Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Federal Railroad Administration has published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Orlando to West Palm Beach section of All Aboard Florida's passenger rail proje... Read more
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